Sore back after surgery
on 11/28/13 7:30 am - Canada
I had surgery on Monday and have had a very sore mid back since Tuesday AM. I think perhaps it has something to do with constipation and gas. My son got me a heat pad and I am taking my tylenol and painkillers as well. I can't get comfortable in any position..... apart from that everything has been going very well. I had AMAZING care at the Ottawa Civic (I was acttually reluctant to leave!!!!)
So glad to hear everything went well - I have only heard good things about the surgery care in Ottawa. Sorry I do not have post-op experience but from this group I have hear many say that walking around helps a lot. Good luck and hope you have a nice speedy recovery.
Highest: 291 (Aug/13), Surgery: 255 (Aug/14), Current: 140 (Sept/16)
Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards. - Soren Kierkegaard
I found standing in a really hot shower with the water on my back helped with any gas pain. And the constipation after surgery is nuts, that first bowel movement is not fun but keep taking any stool softeners you were prescribed and try adding Senekot (or milk of magnesium, etc) if you need to. Lying down was tough for me too - I spent a lot of time in a recliner :)
Glad to hear surgery went well!
on 11/28/13 8:18 am - Canada
I had a sore back too and it was mostly constipation. It helped to get a sleeping pad and sleep almost sitting up on lots of pillows. I couldn't sleep on my side for awhile. Great to hear you are doing good!
on 11/28/13 6:37 pm - North Bay, Canada
on 11/29/13 10:11 am - Canada
Glad everything went well for you. Hope you feel better soon.
on 12/1/13 7:50 am - Cobourg, Canada